If you need to use a Zoom feature or decrease the screen size during your studies, there are different ways to do this, depending on the type of device you are using.
We have included a range of instructions to help you with adjusting the screen size for a variety of devices below:
Phone, Tablets and Touchscreen Devices:
You can simply pinch and zoom on these types of devices:
Press the screen with two fingers and move then apart to zoom in. Using two fingers pressed on the screen moving them closer zooms out.
For a Mac/MacBook:
There are a number of ways you can adjust the size of your screen on these devices, we have included a link here for you to explain these options, so you can choose the one that best fits your learning style.
Windows Desktop & Laptop:
When a window / browser has focus, i.e. is active and the window in use:
Press and hold the control button (CTRL – located on the bottom row at each extreme on the main keyboard)
Using the scroll wheel on your mouse to zoom in and out, scroll up to zoom in (increase screen size), and scroll down to zoom out (decrease screen size)
Alternatively, you can use a combination of keys on the keyboard:
- Press and hold the windows button (if your keyboard has one, this will be located next to the CTRL key on the left of your keyboard)
- Press the '+' key (located near the keypad - this may not be present on a laptop) to zoom in. Sometimes, this will automatically zoom the screen and if so, this can be repeated up to a total of three times and will increase the size of the entire screen. You can then use the mouse to move over the screen to view areas that are not 'within' the zoom, and this will make them visible.
- To decrease the screen size again, you will need to press and hold the windows button and then select the '-' button (located near the keypad - this may not be present on a laptop).
If the zoom is not automatic, you will instead have a box pop up on the left (see image below), where you can increase or decrease the screen size manually. Please take note of the percentage size of the screen to begin with so that you can return back to this size at a later time if necessary.
- Alternatively (and this is also applicable to laptops), press and hold the windows button and then select the '+=' button (located next to the delete key on the number line of the keyboard). This will automatically bring up the same box as mentioned in the bullet point above (shown in the image below:
Zooming the screen will make this your new screen size for everything, not just the e-learning platform, so you may need to return the screen to its usual size for other website and programs.
If you are attempting this to complete drag and drop questions, you cannot complete these questions on iPad, mobile or touchscreen devices. We advise that you use a computer or laptop to answer your test questions for that reason and Google Chrome is the browser best suited to our platform.